Repairing an uneven smile or one with a missing tooth is one of the most beneficial oral health decisions you can possibly make. When you have a gap in your smile, it may make you feel self-conscious and possibly not even want to smile as much. What if you had dental implants? Dental implants are an effective permanent solution for replacing a missing tooth.
There are a number of safe and accepted dental implant procedures. Here are a few of them:
- Fixed-Bridge on Implants – For two or more missing teeth, this procedure involves inserting two dental implants spread across two, three or four teeth. Then, a fixed bridge is attached spanning them
- Single Tooth Implants – This dental implant is a single tooth procedure which requires the insertion of a single titanium dental implant with the attachment of a single crown.
- Over-denture – This uses two implants instead of four and can still be removed with the assistance of a dental professional. It works best for people who have lost the majority or all of their teeth.
There are two phases for most dental implant procedures. The first one involves the insertion of a titanium dental implant into the patients’ jaw bone. After enough time has passed for the jaw to accept and merge with the bio-compatible titanium implants (1-2 months), it is time for the next step of attaching the crown or prosthetic tooth/teeth.
Our Fairfax implant dentist can provide information about dental implants and other tooth replacement options in Northern Virginia. Please contact Dr. Pamela Marzban at her office in Burke, Virginia to schedule your dental implant consultation.